Facebook Says That If You Use The Site You Agree To Its Bogus Claim To Hold A Trademark On 'Book'
from the uh,-nice-try dept
Ars suggests that this could strengthen Facebook's claims against sites, but I'm not convinced. While clickthrough license agreements that no one reads may have some force under law, I would think that any company using the phrases legitimately could make a good case that such a clickthrough in no way diminishes their rights to make reasonable use of "face" or "book." Really, though, Facebook should shackle its trademark lawyers a bit and tell them to chill out in all but the most egregious cases. Being a trademark bully is no way to build a company.